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Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in mechanical engineering at the University of Idaho is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

After 3-5 years on the job, a University of Idaho Mechanical Engineering practitioner is expected to:

  1. Attain career advancement based on demonstrated knowledge and skill in engineering analysis, modeling/simulation, experimental methods, application of codes/standards, and design for manufacturing.
  2. Achieve client and stakeholder satisfaction of engineering solutions while maintaining a reputation for generating technically valuable early prototypes and wise use of available time, talent and budgetary resources.
  3. Establish recognition as a competent communicator within a field or industry through creation of clear problem definitions, generation of informative technical reports, participation in technical conferences/forums, and/or use of knowledge sharing technologies.
  4. Seek life-long advancement through continued professional development such as entrepreneurship, pursuit of graduate degrees, professional licenses, and/or certifications.
  5. Assume expanded responsibilities for collaboration with others including public and worker safety, environmental protection, ethical and legal practices, formal project management and involvement in professional communities or society at large.

Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, students will have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
Enrollment data for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Degree level — Degree Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017
Bachelors — B.S. 481 444 481 465
Masters — M.Engr. & M.S. 33 37 38 41
Doctoral — Ph.D. 12 7 11 13
Degrees awarded in Mechanical Engineering.
Degree level AY 2013-14 AY 2014-15 AY 2015-16 AY 2016-17
Bachelors 85 79 67 86
Masters 22 12 11 13
Doctoral 2 3 3 1

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Mailing Address:

Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0902
Moscow, ID 83844-0902

Phone: 208-885-6579

Fax: 208-885-9031

Email: medept@uidaho.edu